Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)


Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) What is Gynecomastia?  Gynecomastia refers to the condition where males develop abnormally large breasts.  Besides being uncomfortable and self conscious about one's condition, symptoms can even include milk secretion. 

What causes Gynecomastia is still uncertain, but it is generally linked to an imbalance in hormones or the tissues related to them.  

Gynecomastia is not physically harmful to the patient, but it’s an embarrassment that male patients don't have to live with.  Gynecomastia can be cured.  Gynecomastia surgery, or male breast reduction, reduces breasts that are femininely oversized and sagging.   

There are those who choose to live with Gynecomastia by hiding behind compression garments, but there are real solutions to end Gynecomastia.  Natural or medical weight loss and hormone therapy are great options to help stop the root cause, but they can leave you with sagging breast tissue and a drooping chest. 

The best Gynecomastia treatment to eliminate male breasts is surgery.  Through liposuction or more invasive surgical methods, excess tissue, fat, and skin are removed to create a more attractive and masculine chest contour. 

Typical Minimum Cost of Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia):
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Time Required for Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia):
It usually takes about 1-2 hours to perform Gynecomastia surgery. Time requirements do vary depending on the extent of surgery.
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Is Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
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What are the Side Effects of Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)?
Gynecomastia surgery side effects can include temporary swelling, bruising, and tenderness.
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How Long do Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) results last?
Gynecomastia surgical results are permanent, but subject to changes in appearance as the patient's weight fluctuates.
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What is the recovery time for Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)?
Day 1-14 After gynecomastia surgery, recovery from swelling usually takes at least 1-2 weeks. The patient usually wears a compression wrapping around the chest for those first couple weeks to help the swelling go down.

Day 2 Many patients return to work as quickly as 1-2 days after surgery.

Day 7 Sutures can usually be removed about 7-10 days into gynecomastia recovery.

Please Note**It is usually required that at least 3 weeks be given before patients pursue exercise or other more strenuous activity.

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Will my insurance company cover Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)?
Because of the normally cosmetic nature of Gynecomastia surgery, insurance is usually not involved. However, in some circumstances, it may be deemed necessary to have male breast reduction surgery. Insurance would then cover a portion or possibly all of the cost, depending on your provider.
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Is there much discomfort for Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)?
Gynecomastia pain and discomfort is very minimal, and very easily controlled with oral pain medication.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)?
The Gynecomastia surgery anesthesia of choice is usually general, though local anesthesia with sedation may also be opted for.
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What else can I combine Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) with?
For enhanced results, Gynecomastia surgery may be combined with:

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What else is Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) referred to as?
Male Breast Reduction. Getting rid of man boobs (slang).
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